Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, presents the Jim Crow south through the eyes of a young girl. Mary Badham, the actress who portrayed “Scout” in the film, shares memories of her fond relationship with actor Gregory Peck. Gary Edgerton (Old Dominion University) and Ted McKosky (Radford University) explain why the film is still considered iconic and is beloved. Also featured: Ed Weathers (Virginia Tech) says the book was the last great work of literature concerned with our legal system. Charles Shields, the author of the only biography of Harper Lee, talks about her life.
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